Aten (Asteroid)
Asteroid
(2062) Aten
Eigenschaften des Orbits (Simulation)
Orbittyp Aten-Typ
Große Halbachse 0,967 AE
Exzentrizität 0,183
Perihel – Aphel 0,79 – 1,143 AE
Neigung der Bahnebene 18,9°
Siderische Umlaufzeit 347 d 4 h
Mittlere Orbitalgeschwindigkeit 30,29 km/s
Physikalische Eigenschaften
Durchmesser 0,9 km
Masse  ? kg
Albedo 0,20
Mittlere Dichte  ? g/cm³
Rotationsperiode 1 d 16 h 46 min
Absolute Helligkeit 16,80
Spektralklasse S-Typ
Geschichte
Entdecker Eleanor F. Helin
Datum der Entdeckung 7. Januar 1976
Andere Bezeichnung 1976 AA

(2062) Aten ist der Namensgeber einer Gruppe von Asteroiden (Aten-Typ), deren Bahnen größtenteils innerhalb der Erdbahn verlaufen und diese von innen her kreuzen. Benannt wurde der Himmelskörper nach dem altägyptischen Gott Aten, welcher besser unter dem Namen Aton bekannt ist.

Die Bahn von Aten verläuft zwischen 0,79 AE (Perihel) und 1,143 AE (Aphel). Die Bahnexzentrizität beträgt 0,183 wobei die Bahn 18,93 ° gegen die Ekliptik geneigt ist.

Der 0,9 km große Asteroid wurde am 7. Januar 1976 von Eleanor F. Helin entdeckt.

Aten gehört zur Gruppe der silikatreichen Asteroiden. Die Albedo beträgt 0,2.

Siehe auch: Liste der Asteroiden


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